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What’s so unlucky about the number 13?

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A lucky number?


It remains to be seen whether a house placed at number 13 may conversely be overvalued elsewhere in the world. Because depending on the context, the number 13 can take on a more positive meaning. As Annemarie Schimmel, a Harvard teacher and author of The Mystery of Numbers, recalls, “in ancient Mexico, the lunar months were divided into 13 black moon days, 13 full moon days and 13 full moon days. new moon in other worlds. We imagined 13 paradises, and as a corollary, 13 deities “. The researcher specifies that the number 13 was of particular importance to the Mayans and that it was at the center of their calendar. It also has special significance for Jews:

  • As with the Mayans, the 13 is also a sacred and auspicious number in the Hebrew tradition. The Cabal considers it a lucky number, since its numerical value, in Hebrew, produces the word Ahad, “One,” the most important quality of God. […] An oracle in the Talmud affirms “that there will be a time when the territory of Israel will be divided into thirteen parts, the thirteenth of them going to King Messiah”.

From one place to another, from one context to another especially, superstitions vary. Thus, in China, the number 4 is associated with unhappiness and the 8 with happiness. All that remains is to draw to the right and to the left, to make any number its favorite number.

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